Pakistan prays for swift recovery of philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi

Published: May 7, 2014
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Prominent philanthropist and social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Prominent philanthropist and social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Social activist and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi went to Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation for a routine checkup, however, people on twitter, had stated that he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit due to ill health.

Politicians, journalists and citizens alike prayed for the social worker’s swift recovery.

The well-known philanthropist’s kidneys had failed last year and doctors had stated that he would be on dialysis for the rest of his life.

Edhi is the founder of Edhi Foundation, which is the largest social welfare system in Pakistan. The foundation changes the famous phrase ‘live and let live’ to ‘live and help live’. It helps people from all races, religions, castes and colour without any discrimination.

The social worker was also the Tribune person of the year last year.

His contribution to Pakistan as an activist and humanitarian is irrefutable.

“My religion is humanitarianism… which is the basis of every religion in the world,” are some of Edhi’s great words that have won the hearts of millions of people.

Edhi has been helping people since the past 56 years and has gained the love and affection of all people irrespective of religion.

Because of his work, Edhi is often invited to speak at various occasions. However, in an interview Edhi had remarked, “I want to request the people not to invite me to social gatherings and inaugural ceremonies. This only wastes my time which is wholly devoted to the well being of our people.” This speaks a lot about his character and his devotion to help people.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Sherjeel Khan
    May 7, 2014 - 12:12PM

    May Allah recover his illness and grant him good health. Edhi Sahab is truly a Pakistan’s valuable asset in terms of his devotions and servings to the poor humanity.

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  • nkhan
    May 7, 2014 - 12:32PM

    May Allah grant him speedy recovery……… He is the real and true hero of our country.

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  • Salman
    May 7, 2014 - 12:56PM

    May he be blessed with health

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  • Hamid
    May 7, 2014 - 1:28PM

    May Allah give him health and long life. Aameen.

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  • Mohammed
    May 7, 2014 - 1:39PM

    May Allah give him good health. We need more like him!

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  • Nazar Abbasi
    May 7, 2014 - 5:29PM

    Plz make correction in your message before publishing. Edhi visits twice a week for dialysis and fyi he is not in ICU.
    He is an asset of our country and we are proud of him. We all pray for all of our true sincere and honest leaders to lead the country towards success…!

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  • ahmed
    May 7, 2014 - 7:16PM

    @ Nazar Abbasi ET has corrected it

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  • ahmed
    May 7, 2014 - 7:17PM

    May he stay alive for a hundred more years. Love the work that he is doing for humanity!

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  • ali
    May 7, 2014 - 7:17PM

    Pray for his good health!

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  • Amir Faruqui
    May 8, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Mr Edhi is a legend and a real hero. There is no one in the whole world who can be as great as he is. We all pray for his fast recovery. He is a world known person for his dedication for serving humanity.

    Amir Faruqui

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  • Sardar bhatti
    May 10, 2014 - 6:05AM

    Me and my family s prayers for speedy recovery for Dr Abdul Sittar Edhi god bless him with good health.

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